Nail File Friday’s: Neon Yellow + Gray Nail Art

I’ve been in search for the perfect neon yellow color, you know that really bright yellow, possibly glow in the dark, possibly border line in-your-face yellow, yes, that one! At a recent trip for new nail polish, I came across this beauty from Orly, so vibrant and with the clear top coat, it just makes it even more amazing! With nail art, the idea is not to do anything overly complicated because as a mom, I know, as beautiful as nail art is, I don’t have time for anything overly intricate. And when picking nail polish colors, get out of your comfort zone, try something new and try new shades – you won’t regret it!

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Nail Polish Used: Orly Road Trippin (neon yellow) and Essie Chinchilly (gray)

Nail Tools UsedNail Brush and the French Manicure Stickers – Mix Styles I used the thick straight lined sticker for the pinkie finger. They’ll work as an easy guide for nail art or you can use scotch tape.

Steps For Nail Art:

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two: I painted all the fingers, excluding the ring finger, in gray. Allow the nail polish to completely dry – these stickers are really sticky so you need to be sure the nail polish is completely dry before you apply the sticker to begin the nail art. To achieve the angled nail art on the thumb, you can use the nail labels or scotch tape to help you achieve a straight line – remove it while the polish is still wet, clean up the sides of the nail by simply dipping the nail brush in acetone, after each nail. For the pinkie finger – allow the gray to dry completely, and then with a nail sticker, place it in the middle, pressing gently on the sides of the nail and using the neon yellow, paint over the entire nail, including the label, you can do two coats, depending the amount of yellow coverage you want – remove the label while the yellow polish is still wet.

…. Allow the nail art to completely dry to avoid smudging ….

Step Three:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – Cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying that can happen from the nail acetone, it helps keep your cuticles moisturized.

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Nail File Friday’s: Light Blue + Gray Layered Nail Art

If you saw last weeks nail look you’ll see that this is a similar nail art, only this one is layered. I wanted to keep the same idea while incorporating something different but still keeping it all easy to achieve. The idea of these ‘Nail File Friday’s’ series is to do just that, give you easy and quick ideas that you can recreate yourself at home. As a busy mom, that’s what I’m always looking for!

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Essie Nail Polish Used: Essie Find Me An Oasis (light blue), Chinchilly (gray) and Beyond Cozy (glitter) but this is the next best thing Social-Lights (shimmer)

Nail Tools UsedNail Brush and Dotter, you can use Avery Reinforcement Labels or even tape, also try these French Manicure Stickers – Mix Styles they’ll work as an easy guide for nail art.

Steps For Nail Art:

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two: I painted the ring fingers with glitter. I did the angled nail art by first applying a coat of the light blue nail polish – you can use labels or tape to help you achieve a straight line, remove it while the polish is still wet, clean up the sides of the nail by simply dipping the nail brush in acetone, after each nail. Allow the polish to dry and then apply a coat of the gray nail polish – at an angle as well, leave a tiny bit of the light blue showing to achieve the layered nail polish look.

Tip For Layered Polish: I’ve found that doing the lighter color in the bottom will allow for a better look – light blue on the bottom and gray on top.

…. Allow the nail art to completely dry to avoid smudging ….

Step Three:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – Cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying that can happen from the nail acetone, it helps keep your cuticles moisturized.

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Nail File Friday’s: Including Gradient Pink

Happy Friday! So for today’s ‘Nail File Friday’s’ I bring you some inspiration to do right at home! As a busy mom, I don’t always have time to go out to get my nails done, however I do make the time to do them at home. If you’re a mom too, maybe you can do your nails while your babies are taking a nap or maybe at night after you’ve put them to bed. With these three looks, you can change it up if you’d like, change the color, the design or do the same. You decide!

So, using any polish shades, here I used the Essie – Marshmallow (white), Mod Square (pink) and Wicked (dark). I just wanted to change the polish for the ring finger, keep things simple – or semi simple and easy. The first one is the ‘ombre’ look also known as a ‘gradient’ nail art – all this means is that you’re going to go from one color and blend out with another, using all three colors and a foam wedge or a makeup sponge, once your polish is completely dry, paint some streaks of the Mod Square and the Wicked on the makeup sponge, now pat the sponge on the nail – go over it as many times as you’d like to achieve the ombre look. Next is the easy, basic just Mod Square polish and last is doing the triangle design using the self adhesive nail tape.  after you’ve applied both nail polish shades, just take the nail tape off carefully using the cuticle nipper.

And you’re done!

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Nail File Friday’s – 2 Nail Polishes / 4 Ways

As a busy mom to 6 living with chronic pain, it can be easy to get lost in the mist of the chaos that is home, kids and overall life. There are few things that can make you feel good from the inside out, for some it may be chocolate – unfortunately I’m not a fan of chocolate. :: insert shocked emoji here :: But, hey more for you, right?! One thing I attempt to do is to always try to maintain my nails polished. I am able to do this during the week, while the older children are at school and during the 3 younger children’s nap time. Whether you’re a mom to multiples or one, all our plates are full, I know, I’m there with you! However making time for yourself, whether that is taking a walk or like myself, doing your nails, you need to find time. There are plenty of  home nail tools to make the process easy. Also, change up the polish, take risks, do something different, something you haven’t tried, try bright colors if you haven’t, try the nail striping tape, but just do it!

Here are a few that I’ve been wearing and that are easy to do – same 2 polishes, 4 different ways. Also, using glitter polish and gold nail striping tape.

 

If you have any favorite nail polish shades, let me know in the comments, I’d love to know which they are and give them a try!

Have a blessed weekend friends!

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Classic Essie Nail Polish Shades To Own

Classic Essie Nail Polish Shades To Own

These Essie nail polish shades will help you get amazing results. And having these colors in your nail polish kit will get you fantastic nail art at home. These Essie colors are a must have and will be your go to shades every single time.

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I’ll begin with four words, BASE COAT and TOP COAT – or is that five?! This really does make all the difference. I use this base coat first, it works as a primer for the nail polish  Seche Clear Base Coat .5 oz. No Formaldehyde & No Toluene and to ensure that the polish goes on smoothly – not streaky. It will also prevent dark nail colors from staining your nails and overall discoloration. Next apply two coats of your favorite nail polish – three strokes per coat and lastly a top coat  Out The Door Fast Dry 0.5 Ounce (14ml) (2 Pack) for fast drying and shiny results.

Essie Nail Polish Shades

 Essie – Marshmallow 

White:  1) Marshmallow essie nail color,Marshmallow,sheers & whites,0.46 fl. oz., 2) Waltz essie Nail Color Polish, Waltz, 3) Blanc essie nail polish, blanc, 0.46 fl. oz. 4) Adore-A-Ball Adore-A-Ball $5 Coupon Code From Butore 5) This is not from Essie but a must have is Funny Bunny from OPI Nail lio Lacquer, Funny Bunny, 0.5 fl. oz.

  Essie – Ballet Slippers

Sheer Pink/Pink:  1) Baby’s Breath Baby’s Breath $5 Coupon Code From Butore 2) Limo-Scene essie nail color,Limo-Scene,sheers & whites,0.46 fl. oz., 3) Ballet Slippers essie nail polish, ballet slippers, 0.46 fl. oz., 4) Skinny Dip essie the wild nudes 2017 nail polish collection, skinny dip, 0.46 fl. oz.

 Essie – Secret Story 

Bright Pink:  1) Secret Story essie nail color,Secret Story, pinks,0.46 fl. oz. 2) Pancy essie Nail Color Polish, Pansy (3) Mod Square

 Essie – Limited Addiction

Classic Red:  1) Really Red essie nail color,Really Red,reds,0.46 fl. oz., 2) Limited Addiction essie Nail Color Polish, Limited Addiction

 Essie – Chinchilly 

Gray:  1) Chinchilly essie nail polish, chinchilly, 0.46 fl. oz.essie nail polish, chinchilly, 0.46 fl. oz., 2) Without A Stitch essie the wild nudes nail polish collection, without a stitch, 0.46 fl. oz.

 Essie – Wicked 

Dark/Black: 1) My go-to dark shade is Wicked essie nail polish, wicked, 0.46 fl. oz. 2) for a black shade Licorice essie nail polish, licorice, 0.46 fl. oz.

Non-Acetone vs Acetone Polish Remover

So, this is really up to you, how much time and how often you polish your nails. As for my personal preference, I prefer Acetone. But here’s the difference between the two.

The Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover, does not harm acrylic nails, is less effective but much gentler and takes longer to dissolve the polish, meaning you’ll spend more time rubbing the polish off. As for the Acetone Polish Remover, know that the damage that is done to our nails is not from the nail polish rather from the nail polish remover. Acetone  Super Nail Pure Acetone Polish Remover, 8 oz is the most effective way to remove nail polish, removes acrylic nails, gel nails and glitter nail polish, Acetone is harsh on your nails, dries out skin and nails.

Nail Repair Polish:  Also, every now and then, give your nails a break from nail polish for a week or so and apply  Perfect Formula Repair Coat, 0.6 Fl. oz. nightly. This restores and conditions your nails to ensure their health.

Nail Stickers/Art:  Nail stickers are great! My oldest daughter loves these! Thy’re so lovely and easy to apply. If you don’t have much time for your nails, try nail stickers INHDBOX 50×Nail Decals,Nail Art Water Transfer Sticker Decal-butterfly, flower, heart ect ( different patterns ) They have plenty of pre-made art designs to choose from.

Hope you get inspired or add any of these wonderful nail shades in your own nail kit.

-Ana

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